Physics lecturer-turned driver at the wheel at the time of the accident

A college bus driven by a physics lecturer-turned driver met with an accident, leaving over 22 students injured at Kamavarapukota in West Godavari district, on Tuesday.

According to information, the management of a private junior college reportedly asked a physics lecturer to drive the college bus and pick up students from various villages as the bus driver was on leave.

It is believed that the lecturer was quite often substituting the driver. Most of the students sustained leg and hand fractures and were all shifted to the government hospital here for treatment.

In all, 35 students, who were picked up from Kamavarapukota, Tadicharla, Jeelakarragudem and the other areas, were coming to the college in the bus. With the lecturer at the wheel, the vehicle, after proceeding for some distance fell into a deep gorge after hitting a tree, according to Chintalapudi Circle Inspector M. Venkateswara Rao.

Superintendent of Police M. Ramesh said a case of rash and negligent driving would be registered against the lecturer, adding that the college management would also be implicated in the case.

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